Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Freight and Logistics Hub Adjacent to London Gateway Container Port

Asian Headquartered Group Move to Thurrock
Shipping News Feature
UK – Freight and logistics outfit Tigers has opened a new facility in Thurrock, near the deep water Thames side port of London Gateway, to continue with long-term UK investment plans and to meet growing e-commerce demand, despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Tigers has moved its existing Basildon facility to the larger location in Thurrock with the creation of more than 50 jobs, which the company says will establish another flagship location for Tigers in Europe.

The Thurrock facility will employ Tigers’ advanced logistics platforms, providing B2B and B2C fulfilment, UK and international distribution, and warehousing solutions and Shahar Ayash, Managing Director for UK and Europe says the company is committed to investment in the UK whilst timing is perfect to welcome new clients on board, continuing:

“This is a multi-million-pound investment by Tigers in the UK, despite Brexit, and not only will it create new jobs, it will also secure our future as a leader in the logistics and supply chain industry as e-commerce demand continues to grow.”

The new facility is conveniently located off the M25 with proximity to central London, and all main road routes to the Midlands, Wales, northern England, and Scotland prompting Andrew Jillings, Tigers CEO, to comment:

“We have always viewed the UK as an important market and remain committed to investing in the expansion of our e-commerce and fulfilment operations. The Thurrock facility significantly expands our UK presence and provides us with a strategically located hub to cater for increased customer demand.”

The opening of the new Thurrock location follows the recent expansion of the Tigers facility in Miami, Florida, to meet growing e-commerce demand, the launch of Cloud-based platform SmartHub:Connect (SH:C), and becoming the launch customer for new instant freight rate quote engine, Doozee.